Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) and CyrusOne (NASDAQ:CONE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Vornado Realty Trust has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CyrusOne has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Vornado Realty Trust and CyrusOne, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vornado Realty Trust 2 3 6 0 2.36
CyrusOne 0 4 7 0 2.64

Vornado Realty Trust presently has a consensus target price of $77.63, indicating a potential upside of 14.31%. CyrusOne has a consensus target price of $62.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.84%. Given Vornado Realty Trust’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Vornado Realty Trust is more favorable than CyrusOne.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Vornado Realty Trust and CyrusOne’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vornado Realty Trust $2.16 billion 5.99 $449.95 million $3.76 18.06
CyrusOne $821.40 million 7.58 $1.20 million $3.31 17.37

Vornado Realty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than CyrusOne. CyrusOne is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Vornado Realty Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Vornado Realty Trust and CyrusOne’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vornado Realty Trust 20.22% 8.15% 1.99%
CyrusOne 0.15% 0.06% 0.02%

Dividends

Vornado Realty Trust pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. CyrusOne pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. Vornado Realty Trust pays out 70.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CyrusOne pays out 55.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. CyrusOne has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

88.8% of Vornado Realty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.0% of CyrusOne shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.0% of Vornado Realty Trust shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of CyrusOne shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Vornado Realty Trust beats CyrusOne on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vornado Realty Trust Company Profile

Vornado's portfolio is concentrated in the nation's key market — New York City — along with the premier asset in both Chicago and San Francisco. Vornado is also the real estate industry leader in sustainability policy. The company owns and manages over 23 million square feet of LEED certified buildings and received the Energy Star Partner of the Year Award, Sustained Excellence 2017. In 2012, Vornado commemorated 50 years on the NYSE.

CyrusOne Company Profile

CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a high-growth real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The Company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for approximately 1,000 customers, including 208 Fortune 1000 companies. With a track record of meeting and surpassing the aggressive speed-to-market demands of hyperscale cloud providers, as well as the expanding IT infrastructure requirements of the enterprise, CyrusOne provides the flexibility, reliability, security, and connectivity that foster business growth. CyrusOne offers a tailored, customer service-focused platform and is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 47 data centers worldwide.

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